Intercostal nerve schwannoma

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Right flank pain

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

A lobulated homogeneous soft tissue mass of the right paravertebral space (at the level of 9th-10th and 10th-11th intercostal spaces), containing punctate calcification with mild contrast enhancement. Note mild extension to the adjacent intercostal spaces. No extension is seen into the spinal canal. No rib destruction or erosion is seen on the bone window.

Case Discussion

Intercostal nerve schwannomas are also called intercostal neurinomas or neurilemmomas. They are well-encapsulated benign tumors of the intercostal nerve sheath. The differential diagnosis should include the pleural tumors. The treatment of choice is a surgical resection of a tumor.

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Case information

rID: 63878
Published: 27th Oct 2018
Last edited: 29th Oct 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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